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From Hanoi: Full-Day Van Phuc silk & Bat Trang Village

1. From Hanoi: Full-Day Van Phuc silk & Bat Trang Village

Bat Trang ceramic village The most ancient and famous pottery village of Vietnam continues to be active today and is constantly developing. There are various kinds of pottery, for example jade enamel (under the Ly-Tran Dynasties), brown flower or brown enamel (under the late Tran to early Le Dynasties), cracked enamel (under the late Le Dynasty), and royal blue enamelled items (under the late Le to Nguyen Dynasties). Van Phuc Silk Village Silk weaving in Vietnam spreads over the country but one of the most illustrious traditional region for silk weaving located in the north-west of Ha Dong town. The talent hands of Van Phuc weavers with traditional skills has been creating many sophisticated types such as cloud type, sand type, crepe, brocade and satin,... which are highly appreciated by local and oversea customers. Products of Van Phuc have a typical traditional value which is considered a symbol of traditional beauty. Itinerary 8:30 am: pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi, drive to Bat Trang, the famous village is situated approx 15 outside of Hanoi surrounded by fertile farmland. Watch the artisans forming, painting and glazing their products, which are then baked for several days in huge kilns. 12:00 pm: Lunch at a local restaurant. 1:30 pm: Drive to discover full afternoon in the silk village of Van Phuc. Take photos & shop there until 4:30 pm. Leave Van Phuc Silk Village and return to your hotel.

From Hanoi: Van Phuc Silk Village Half-Day Tour

2. From Hanoi: Van Phuc Silk Village Half-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi and take a 45-minute car ride heading north-west of Hanoi to Van Phuc Silk Village. This well-known village is traditionally associated with silk weaving in Ha Dong. Located on the bank of Nhue River, the village of Van Phuc has a 1000-year history of silk weaving and this practice remains a rich tradition to this day. Take a peaceful stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional Northern Vietnamese village, with communal houses, fish ponds, and ancient banyan trees alongside modern houses. Then, visit the families for whom silk production is a way of life. Watch as you learn the stages of producing handmade silk: from spinning and glueing, through weaving and completion of the silk wares. Visit the shrines of the village where the first masters are worshipped. The patterns are symmetrical in appearance and soft to the touch. Most patterns are designed and drawn as per the emulation of objects, animals, and other shapes. You can also shop for silk products at reasonable prices before heading back to Hanoi. This tour is available to book as a shared or private experience.

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